I’ll start off with the photo today. I thought a festive shot would be a fun way to wrap up my 365 project. I know a lot of people like to show all of their prints sprawled out on the floor and spelling out 365 or they do a montage of the years pics, but I thought what’s more fun then a cake? And considering my normal subject matter of rougher, worn things, a nicely done professional cake just wouldn’t look right, would it? So I like that it’s not quite perfect. It looks just right to me. And I don’t normally do borders but a nice color coordinated border adds the finishing touch! Pentax K20D, DA17-70, fill flash.
You can view all of my 2011-365 photos in my set on Flickr.
It’s a 365 Party!
Now that I’ve finished my 365 project, I want everyone to know that I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be blogging in 2012 with hopefully more interesting topics and photos. I’m still going to be out there shooting and pushing myself creatively to take my photography to the next step. I may not be posting every day but hopefully quality will overtake quantity. In the coming days I’m planning on doing a quick review my 365 photos and pointing out some highs and lows as well as what I’ve learned from the project, including what to do and what not to do. I’ll be getting into more gear talk and perhaps some tutorials on photography and processing. Of course, I’m going to take more time to read other blogs, especially of those who have taken the time to visit here. I appreciate all of my subscribers and visitors and their kind comments throughout the year. I do find inspiration in everybody’s work and I hope to spend more time looking at photos than taking them.
In the mean time, my guitar playing has sort of taken a backseat this past year to my photography. I kind of just went through the motions in my practicing to keep the fingers limber but I didn’t really take the time to work on any new songs or compositions. I’m going to focus on my musical skills a little more and hopefully fulfill my next goal of having a small jazz combo together in time to play some Christmas gigs. I know that sounds corny but I like playing the holiday standards and I think that would be fun way to spend the holiday season.
So, until 2012, have a safe and happy new year!